Current Exhibits

NEW! TEMPORARY EXHIBIT

Heart's Desire: Reflections on Love & Marriage

January 18-March 17, 2019
>1st Floor Gallery
When Cupid's arrow strikes, the love that grows is celebrated and communicated through a variety of romantic gestures and traditions. Contemplate the power of love represented in unique 19th and 20th-century wedding dresses alongside images of the brides who wore them. View exquisitely detailed valentines spanning 100 years, many from the Elmhurst History Museum collection Explore other romantic traditions, from flowers to wedding cakes and accessories, that convey the secrets of the heart to loved ones and the community. Visitors are invited to share a nonreturnable copy of their own wedding photo to leave behind in the exhibit.

ONGOING ELMHURST HISTORY EXHIBIT


By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

>2nd Floor Gallery

Experience the history of Elmhurst through an innovative exhibit that takes visitors on a journey of discovery exploring how the city has changed and grown over the past 165 years. The Museum’s entire second floor gallery has been transformed into a state-of-the-art, engaging exhibit with touch-screen displays, fascinating object towers, rare collection photos, and graphics that jump into motion. See the interactive tabletop map, rated as one of "50 Museum Marvels" by the Chicago Tribune (July 2017). View a documentary on Elmhurst history in the mini-theatre. Funding for this exhibit was provided by the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation.
Find out more: View an Elmhurst Time Travelers program on You Tube where museum staff takes viewers on a tour of this exciting new exhibit.

Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst
Hours: Sun, Tues-Fri 1-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: FREE